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BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 25. The US
business visit of Azerbaijan's Deputy Foreign Minister Elnur
Mammadov, has wrapped up, trend reports.
Mammadov was on the visit to the US since May 17,
2023, and held bilateral meetings there on May 22 through May
According to the ministry, the meetings were held with
members of the US House of Representatives Chuck Edwards, Pete
Sessions, Don Bacon, Madeleine Dean, Adam Smith, Paul Gosar and
At the meetings, bilateral relations between
Azerbaijan and the US, the processes taking place in the region
Members of Congress have been briefed on restoration
and reconstruction work carried out in the liberated territories of
It was noted that the problem of mines being faced by
the country seriously impedes the return of former internally
displaced persons to their lands.
The unfounded information that radical Armenian
organizations operating in the US provide to members of Congress
about Azerbaijan was noted at the meeting, as well as the
nomination of unilateral resolutions by members of the US Congress
in this context that does not serve the national interests of
Azerbaijan, harm the ongoing peace negotiations between Azerbaijan
Opinions were exchanged on other issues of interest to
members of Congress during the meetings.
Meetings of the Azerbaijani delegation were held at
the State Department and the US Department of Defense within the
framework of the visit. At the State Department, the Azerbaijani
delegation met with First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for
Military and Political Affairs Stanley Brown, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Erika Olson
and Deputy Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
The sides exchanged views on the current state and
prospects for the development of Azerbaijani-American relations,
regional security issues, de-mining of the territories of
Azerbaijani liberated lands, as well as cooperation between the two
countries in military-political, humanitarian and other spheres
during the meetings.
The delegation also met with Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Laura
The sides discussed issues of defense, military
training, as well as prospects for the development of cooperation
between the Oklahoma National Guard and the military structures of
Azerbaijan, and expressed satisfaction with the existing
cooperation between Azerbaijan and the US in the field of defense,
including the fight against regional and global terrorism.
As part of the delegation's visit to the US, a round
table was held with the participation of Deputy Minister Elnur
Mammadov and representatives of leading US research institutes -
the Atlantic Council, the Heritage Foundation, the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace, the US Institute of Peace, the
US Navy Graduate School, the Institute for Middle East Studies and
the Hudson Institute.
The researchers were provided with detailed
information about the process of normalization of relations between
Azerbaijan and Armenia, regional security, foreign policy of
Azerbaijan, and exchanged views on these issues.
The delegation also held a meeting with the leadership
of the American-Israeli Public Relations Committee (AIPAC) and gave
an interview during the visit.
The sides exchanged views on energy cooperation
between Azerbaijan and the US, including the contribution of
Azerbaijan to the energy security of Europe, the processes taking
place in Azerbaijan in the post-conflict period, as well as
negotiations on the normalization of relations between Azerbaijan
and Armenia, various aspects of the Azerbaijani-Israeli strategic
The delegation's visit to the US ended on May 24.